Brandice Canes-Wrone

Visiting Fellow

Brandice Canes-Wrone is the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and professor of politics at Princeton University. Currently she serves as the vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and the  director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP).

Professor Canes-Wrone has written extensively on issues related to American politics, political economy, and elections. Some of her recent publications include “Ideologically Sophisticated Donors: Which Candidates Do Individual Contributors Finance?” (American Journal of Political Science, with Michael Barber and Sharece Thrower), “Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions” (American Political Science Review, with Tom S. Clark and Jason Kelly), and “Elections, Uncertainty, and Irreversible Investment” (British Journal of Political Science, with Jee-Kwong Park). She is also the author of the award-winning Who Leads Whom Presidents, Policy, and the Public (University of Chicago Press) and continues to write on the US presidency. Other ongoing research includes the influence of campaign donors on congressional representation, the economic effects of policy uncertainty, and the policy impact of judicial elections.

She received a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an AB from Princeton, and taught at MIT and Northwestern before returning to Princeton as a faculty member. In 2016 she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Canes-Wrone is also active in service to the discipline. She has been president of the Presidents and Executive Politics (PEP) of the American Political Science Association and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency.

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